Lake Burton Fishing Report September 2011

GON Staff | August 31, 2011

Burton: Level: Down 0.3 feet below full pool. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Clear.

Brown Trout:
“The bite was slow the first of August, but it has rebounded,” said guide Wes Carlton. “We had several fish in the 5- to 6-lb. range the last week or two. One brown trout this past weekend was almost 9 pounds and 25 inches long. These fish are starting feed on a normal pattern — early a.m. and late afternoon. Most of the fish we have been catching are by trolling. The secret depth seems to be 24 feet in the morning and 28 to 30 feet in the afternoon. Use bright-colored crankbaits and spoons. Any size will work right now. The trout should start congregating in bigger schools by the first of September and will be easier to catch.

“The largemouth bite has been decent early in the morning on topwater or around docks,” Wes said. “Try a white fluke or a finesse worm. Spotted bass have been schooling mid-morning on and around humps and points. We have been catching most of theses fish on Norman crankbaits or Rapala X-Raps in green colors.”

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